Dizzy Gillespie & Lee Morgan

John Birks Dizzy Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, composer and, occasionally, singer. Edward Lee Morgan (July 10, 1938, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – February 19, 1972, New York City) was an American hard bop trumpeter. 5.0/5

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The Great African-American Classical Art-Form Moncur III (born June 3, 1937) is an American jazz trombonist. He is one of the few real free jazz trombonists, as well as a prolific composer. He is the son of jazz bassist Grachan Moncur II. Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, USA, Grachan began playing the cello at age nine, and switched to the trombone at eleven. In high school he attended the Laurinburg Institute in North Carolina, the private school where Dizzy Gillespie studied. While still in school he began sitting in with touring jazz musicians on their way through town, such as Art Blakey and Jackie McLean, with whom he formed a lasting friendship. After high school he toured with Ray Charles (1959-1962), Art Farmer and Benny Golson’s Jazztet (1962), and Sonny Rollins, and played and recorded with Marion Brown, Joe Henderson, and Archie Shepp. He took part in two classic Jackie McLean albums in the early 1960s, One Step Beyond and Destination Out, which led to two influential albums of his own ...
What do Roy Haynes, Lee Morgan, James Joe Jones, James Moody & Dizzy Gillespie have in common? Pianist Kenny Barron of course!
HAPPY Birthday Bobbie Humphrey (1950) Barbara Ann ("Bobbi") Humphrey (born April 25, 1950) is an American jazz flautist and singer who plays fusion, jazz-funk and soul-jazz styles. Bobbi Humphrey has performed for audiences around the world. She was born in Marlin, Texas, and raised in Dallas. Her flute training included classical and jazz styles in high school. She continued her studies at Texas Southern University and Southern Methodist University. Dizzy Gillespie saw Humphrey play at a talent contest at Southern Methodist, and inspired her to pursue a musical career in New York City. She followed his advice, getting her first big break performing at the Apollo Theatre a gig with Duke Ellington. By 1972, she was recording for the Blue Note Jazz label, one of the first female instrumentalists to do so.[1] Humphrey has played with well-known musicians, ranging from Duke Ellington to Lee Morgan. Guitarist George Benson and Humphrey were guest musicians on Humphrey's friend Stevie Wonder's single "Another S ...
On this day in saxophone history, Hank Mobley was born, Eastman, GA, 1930 c/o his tenor work w/Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Morgan, & Horace Silver.
Faculty spotlight! Charli Persip - Drums (Session 4 and 5) After playing with Tadd Dameron in 1953, Persip gained recognition as a jazz drummer as he toured and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie's big and small bands between 1953 and 1958.[1] He then joined Harry "Sweets" Edison's quintet and later the Harry James Orchestra before forming his own group, the Jazz Statesmen, with Roland Alexander, Freddie Hubbard, and Ron Carter in 1960. Around this time, Persip also recorded with several other formidable jazz musicians, including Lee Morgan, Dinah Washington, Melba Liston, Kenny Dorham, Zoot Sims, Red Garland, Gil Evans, Don Ellis, Eric Dolphy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Gene Ammons. Persip was also the drummer on the legendary "Eternal Triangle" recording, Sonny Side Up (Verve Records), featuring Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt. From 1960 to 1973 he toured as a drummer and conductor with Billy Eckstine. Along with his performing activities, Persip has earned a reputation as an educator. Since 1974, he has been in ...
Chris Davis trio this Sunday. 3-6 No Cover. "His large, warm tone is often compared to that of Clifford Brown, his feel to Lee Morgan's and his power and excitement to that of Dizzy Gillespie."
And a Belated post for The Greatest Modern Trumpeter of All Times! John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie Oct. 21st 1917 Co-Creator of Virtuosic Modern Jazz known as Be-Bop with Monk, Bird, Klook,Tatum, Christian. And Teacher to Miles Davis Fats Navarro, Clark Terry, Kenny Dorham and Mentor to Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Owens Jon Faddis and Woody Shaw! As well as teaching all musicians who were hungry to learn on any instrument.(I didn't post on his birthday because I was in a place that I couldn't post that week!) Dizzy Gillespie!!!
"Night In Tunisia" performed by Lee Morgan and band. Taken from the 1957 "The Cooker" Blue Note jazz album. Composed by Dizzy Gillespie and Felix Paparelli. ...
Watch videos & listen to Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder, Since I Fell for You & more, plus 19 pictures. Lee Morgan (10 July 1938 - 19 February 1972) was an American hard-bop jazz trumpeter. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Morgan was a jazz prodigy, joining the Dizzy Gillespie big band at 18,...
Vintage rendition of the Jazz Messenger alumni version of Dizzy Gillespie's classic.
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